• Elementary Literacy Fourth Grade, Quarter 4 Unit 1


    Subject: Literacy
    Grade: Fourth
    Timeline: 4 - 4 1/2 weeks

     
    Quarter 4 Unit 1 Overview: 

     

    In this 4- 4 ½ week unit, students focus on reading multiple genres of text in order to understand the differences.  Students support a point of view with reasons and information as well as summarize and paraphrase text, citing evidence to support analysis, reflection, and research.  They continue to explore dramas, tales, and poetry and further develop their comprehension by interacting with more complex text.   They will also use their knowledge of language and its conventions as they write, speak, read, or listen.  During this unit, students will read folktales/ fables such as One Grain of Rice, The Hen and the Apple Tree and Paul Bunyan. Students will demonstrate a command of the conventions of standard English as they read and write with accuracy and clarity.  During Word Study, students will be exposed to high frequency words and review previously taught Nifty Thrifty Fifty words.  The teacher will model comprehension strategies while providing opportunities for guided and independent practice. The block framework provides opportunities for modeling, guided practice, and independent practice necessary for students’ mastery of the competencies of this unit.

     


     
    Quarter 4 Unit 1 Performance Task:
     
    After reading and researching many fables, folktales, legends, myths and tall tales write an essay that exemplifies your knowledge of the characteristics of two of these genres. Be sure to include text evidence from chosen stories to justify genre characteristics. Your work will be judged according to the attached rubric.


     
    Focus Standards:
     

    CC.1.1.4.D   Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    CC.1.1.4.E Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

    CC.1.3.4.B Cite relevant details from text to support what the text says explicitly and make inferences.

    CC.1.3.4.F Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade level text, including figurative language.

    CC.1.3.4.K Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.

    CC.1.1.4.E Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

    Read on-level text with purpose and understanding. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

    CC.1.4.4.R Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation and spelling.

    CC.1.4.4.V Construct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

    CC.1.4.4.X Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.


    Student Objectives/Competencies:

    Students will be able to…

    -Read and understand the content of informational texts and documents
    -Differentiate between the genres of narrative, myths, fables, legends, and tall tales
    -Cite evidence from text to support generalizations.
    -Summarize and paraphrase a variety of texts
    -Draw conclusions based on information from text
    -Form conclusion(s) about relevant details of an event
    -Persuade an audience using a point of view
    -Describe a character, setting, or event in depth

     
    Assessments:
    Q4U1 Rubric                                                                                              
     

     

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    Scoring

    CONTENT

     

    € Thoroughly states the characteristics of at least two genres, folktale, tall tale, or fable.

     

    € Thoroughly provides text evidence to justify characteristics of at least two genres.

     

    € Adequately states the characteristics of at least two genres, folktale, tall tale, or fable.

     

    € Adequately provides text evidence to justify characteristics of at least two genres.

     

    € Minimally states the characteristics one genre, folktale, tall tale, or fable.

     

    € Minimally provides text evidence to justify characteristics of one of the genres.

     

    € Does not state the characteristics of the genre.

     

     

    € Does not provide text evidence to justify characteristics of the genre.

     

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    ORGANIZATION

     

    €    Student chooses logical organization for essay and commits through entire essay.

    €    Student chooses logical organization for essay and commits through most of the essay.

     

    €    Student chooses logical organization for essay and commits through some of the essay.

     

    € No apparent organization.

     

     

     

     

     

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    CONVENTIONS

     

    € Writing contains very few errors for the amount written.

     

     

    € Thorough use of complete sentences.

     

     

     

    € Writing contains some errors for the amount written.

     

     

    € Adequately uses complete sentences.

     

     

     

     

     

    €  Writing contains many errors for the amount written.

     

     

    € Somewhat uses complete sentences.

     

     

     

    € Contains serious and distracting grammatical errors

    € No evidence of complete sentences.

     

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                                Total = ____ / 45


     
     
    Differentiation:
    • Skill based groups
    • Reading level groups
    • DRA2

     
    Interdisciplinary Connections:
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